If you've never had your home professionally painted before, collecting house painting quotes can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many corners that can be -- and often are -- cut by painters. But it's hard to know whether a painter is going to do a good job unless you know what a good exterior paint job consists of.
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One of the toughest challenges to overcome when painting the interior of your home is covering stains on your walls and ceilings caused by smoke, soot, or nicotine.
After you've picked your colors and done your prep work on the walls, it's time to apply some paint. But forget everything you've seen your fellow homeowners do on the popular DIY home improvement shows.
If you've spent a bunch of time painting the interior of your home, or a bunch of money paying a professional to do it, there's nothing more discouraging than scuffing your freshly-coated wall when you're moving a piece of furniture back into the room.
Every painting contractor knows that, when used properly, airless paint sprayers can make most house painting projects go much quicker. Research conducted by the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA), found that airless spraying can save painters between 50% and 75% of their painting time. Airless spray is at least 4 times faster than brush applications and at least 2 times faster than roller applications.
The finishing touch on any beautiful interior house painting project is a quality door, window, and trim paint job.
Out on an estimate one Summer day, I presented a homeowner with the bid to repaint her large, turn-of-the-century, 2-story home. Her eyes skipped by the details and straight to the bottom of the page to my price. She looked up from her estimate at me and said, "Couldn't we knock a few hundred bucks off of this if you bought the paint at Wal-Mart? It's all just paint."
I'm sure there are many of you out there that would agree with her statement, and many others who are shaking their heads while they're reading this. A great deal of our customers understand the value of using the highest quality products, but some folks are just simply looking for the cheapest price.
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As we're now well into 2019, one of the most popular topics every year is the painting industry's color-trend forecast, as well as the big paint companies' announcements of their house painting colors of the year.
And while there doesn't necessarily seem to be a consensus among the experts as to any particular color palette that they expect to be the most popular for the coming year, it's always fun to see which schemes are gaining popularity when it's time to freshen-up the look of our homes -- inside or out.
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There's a simple way to test to see if a stucco sealer is necessary for your next home re-painting project. We'll get to that in a minute.Read More